Dear Straight People,
One of the world’s most popular children’s TV show just debuted a same-sex family!
On 6 September, Peppa Pig made history by introducing a same-sex family in a groundbreaking episode shown on the UK’s Channel 5. In the episode called ‘Families’, Peppa and her classmates are tasked with drawing family portraits.
Peppa’s classmate, Penny Polar Bear, introduces her lesbian parents to Peppa with the following statement:
“I live with my mummy and my other mummy.
One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti.”Penny Polar Bear
Since its debut in 2004, Peppa Pig has grown to become one of the most popular children’s TV shows in the world. Winner of several British Academy Children’s Awards, Peppa Pig is one of the most recognisable cartoons in the world.
Two years ago, a petition was launched in favour of introducing a same-sex parent family on Peppa Pig. The petition went on to garner around 24,000 signatures. The creators of the petition argued that:
“Children watching Peppa Pig are at an impressionable age. Excluding same-sex families will teach them that only families with either a single parent or two parents of different sexes are normal.”Creators Of Petition
Here’s hoping for more positive LGBT+ media representation on children’s TV shows.
You might also like to read:
- Out Of The Closet feature on same-sex family in Taiwan
- Out Of The Closet feature on same-sex family in Singapore
- Guide To Every Singapore LGBT Short Film And Web Series Available On YouTube
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